Ugly basketball dooms but doesn’t define the Wisconsin Badgers

Ben Brust, Jared Berggren

Wisconsin’s worst of fears were confirmed on Friday afternoon when Ole Miss pulled the cliche-but-common 12/5 upset in a dramatic 57-46 win over the Badgers.

The Badgers uncharacteristically lost the turnover battle, 11-to-9, and shot an atrocious 25.4 percent from the field.

Many felt Ole Miss was a borderline tournament team and the most publicized player in this year’s Big Dance has unfortunately been the polarizing Marshall Henderson who willed himself to be the top-scorer with the an inefficient 19 points on 6-of-21 shooting.

Considering the way the Badgers performed, it’s not farfetched to say it was the worst tournament loss of the Bo Ryan era, but one dark day shouldn’t define what Wisconsin did in 2012-13. [Read more…]

Believe it or not, Bo Ryan has made unbelievable progress at Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a disheartening last second loss to the Syracuse Orange in the Sweet 16, critics quickly came out of the woodwork to bash Wisconsin Badgers Head Coach Bo Ryan while an elect few went as far to call for his job.

As I sat back and watched these events unfold, I couldn’t happen but get sick to my stomach.

Have they already forgotten what Ryan has done for the UW program or are they simply taking it for granted?

By my calculations, Ryan should be able to coach the Badgers for as long as his heart desires and here’s why. [Read more…]